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R. Kelly could soon be slammed with a fresh set of charges for allegedly paying off witnesses to not testify in his 2008 child pornography trial.

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The embattled R&B star is accused of paying off the family of the alleged victim in that case. Other witnesses were allegedly sent on vacation as the trial played out so they couldn’t be called to the stand, and the travel was arranged by members of Kelly’s team.

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was eventually acquitted in the 2008 trial — in part because the victim, who prosecutors claimed was featured in a sex tape, didn’t testify.

Revelations of his alleged witness tampering emerged in federal grand jury testimony in the Northern District of Illinois, where prosecutors are building a case against Kelly.

He is also under two separate probes in New York and faces charges in Chicago for allegedly sexually abusing three underage girls and one woman.

Grand jurors are also looking into allegations that Kelly and his team tried to sway the outcome of the 2008 trial through witness intimidation and threats of bodily harm. He could face obstruction of justice charges.

By Damilola Faustino

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